‘Ashwin, who provides batting depth and is also a world-class off-spinner’-Kiran More feels that Ravichandran Ashwin would have been successful against Pakistan

Kiran More, a former Indian wicketkeeper and selector, believes that Ravichandran Ashwin should have participated in the match that took place on Sunday against Pakistan. Pakistan was able to secure an important win against India in the Super Four round of the Asia Cup due to the inability of the majority of the Indian bowlers to protect 181 runs.

More was said about Ashwin’s batting abilities as well as his off-spin bowling, which may have come in useful, particularly because Pakistan has three left-handers in their top seven batting positions. The former selector was also perplexed to learn that Deepak Hooda was not even allocated a single over to the bowl.

What did Kiran More say?

In an exclusive interview with Sportskeeda, Kiran More discussed India’s bowling performance from the previous day, and the following is what he had to say about it:

“If I had been captaining the team, I would have played Ashwin, Axar, and Rishabh and three fast bowlers (Bhuvi, Hardik, and Arshdeep). Ashwin, who provides batting depth and is also an off-spinner of world-class calibre, may have made a difference for India in their match against Pakistan. Axar could also have had an effect. Because Hooda would have been a source of a surprise if you had played him, you should have bowled him as well if you did play him.”

Kiran More is aware that the matchup between the most famous batter in the game, Virat Kohli, and the most dangerous bowler for Sri Lanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, will be one to keep an eye on. However, because both players have previously participated in the Indian Premier League for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), More does not believe that there will be any surprise element for Kohli.

Regarding this topic, Kiran More has stated: “Because he is a top player who has just regained his form, it doesn’t matter who the bowler is as long as Virat gets a start in the game. Hasaranga hasn’t had a fantastic campaign so far, and I think that Virat, having played for RCB, will have a better idea of what he’s capable of doing than Hasaranga does. Now that he is back in form, I have no doubt that he will be able to dispatch him with relative ease.”

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